How to Remove “blinds.exe”

What is blinds.exe?

Originally developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team, blinds.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

blinds.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after blinds.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with blinds.exe malware?

If your system is affected by blinds.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • blinds.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove blinds.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove blinds.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 March 2012 at 1:30 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable cd4fec6cea319300
7ff836141644d7c9
c2d5f4d4
1ca9d8a61438e19a
e461a8bfa949c9ae
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 Indonesia N/A
2 N/A Executable af0e3d66e4f9db52
28ca72ab42fb74b9
117babc0
a8c587fdcaf06471
dbd4475bb978dc96
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 November 2008 at 4:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable afedc3aa5721dbdf
94342b354274684a
cd4e7049
6cfba892555e488c
86c279543e3010b3
No 2.8.10.0 2.8.10 Internal Submission
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 8541be5e9ed8dd39
9082e527aab37fa5
5f588180
65c5912c462c8a83
0840d102fe3eea15
Yes 2.8.22.0 2.8.22 United States
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 578a528c7023bfe2
800b6c25dc75c8c0
69401ae3
b551772352e76973
10b9046d89f3f328
Yes 2.8.16.0 2.8.16 10.224.1.53/32
4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable c4e65e6b56004c0d
da147fab4984ddf3
0c276dd5
8cabb1d1dbf8c738
12fca0eda1781cdc
Yes 2.8.18.0 2.8.18 United States
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